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House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

The 22,500 sq meter complex is the new headquarters for the global wind turbine company and is an explicit example of the company's commitment to sustainability. Long, low and stealthy, the dark exterior

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LEED Platinum Kent Denver Dining Hall Provides a Holistic Experience in Colorado

LEED Platinum Kent Denver Dining Hall Provides a Holistic Experience in Colorado

Located in Englewood, Colorado the Kent Denver School is home to almost 700 middle and high school students. The 210-acre campus is home to a variety of environments including native grasslands, lakes,

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The new campus occupies a site located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, the site was restored with more than 40 percent of it turned into 2

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C3 Chicago Prefab is a Cost-Effective and Sustainable Urban Housing Solution

C3 Chicago Prefab is a Cost-Effective and Sustainable Urban Housing Solution

The C3 is a three-bedroom, three-bath house located in an urban setting and is surrounded by other houses. The 2,039 sq ft, two-story home enjoys a small yard and garden, as well as an internal and very

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Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Today the California Academy of Sciences achieved a groundbreaking feat of sustainable design as the U.S. Green Building Council presented it with its second LEED Platinum certification, making it

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Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

The rehabbed Healthcare REIT Building is only one of nine LEED Platinum Buildings, out of 212 LEED Certified buildings in the state. The colonial façade, complete with Doric columns, welcome visitors to

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Team Purdue’s Solar Decathlon House Blends Traditional Architecture With Net Zero Performance

Team Purdue’s Solar Decathlon House Blends Traditional Architecture With Net Zero Performance

Team Purdue’s entry in the 2011 Solar decathlon is decidedly Midwestern in its approach - it's a traditional-looking home that won't necessarily stick out in a crowd - however it's efficient enough to

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10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

10,000th LEED Certification Awarded to Community Center in Santa Cruz

The LEED Building Certification program was started 11 years ago in 2000. Today, The Green Building Certification Institute issued its 10,000th LEED certificate to the Live Oak Family Resource Center in

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Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

As long as the Empire State Building is tall, the horizontal skyscraper is enormous and could have had a disastrous environmental impact. Instead, by pushing it off the ground, covering it in green roofs,

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Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

Taiwan’s Taipei 101 Skyscraper Crowned the World’s Tallest LEED Platinum Building!

The Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world until the 2,717 foot Burj Khalifa was completed in Dubai last year. It houses 101 floors above ground and 5 below, including a multi-level mall and

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're looking for

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LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

The list of the building's achievements is remarkable. The core of the project is its super efficient walls, which are made from 16 inches of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs. Built to Passive House

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary, high-quality

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High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

Officially the lab is called The Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory, or WBF for short and is part of the the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

Oregon State University Gets First LEED Platinum Power Plant in the Country

The new Energy Center at Oregon State University (OSU) has just been certified LEED Platinum, making it the first LEED Platinum power plant in the United States. The center became fully functional in June

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Canadian Timber House Uses Salvaged Wood From Nearby Elk Reserve

Canadian Timber House Uses Salvaged Wood From Nearby Elk Reserve

Located on the banks of the Fraser River near the village of Ladner, this eco residence takes full advantage of its river site for views as well as the relatively constant temperature of the water. A

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HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

HGTV Green Home Lands LEED Platinum Certification

The three bedroom, two bathroom home was designed by Michael Woodley, AIA, Woodley Architectural Group, Inc., and built by Infinity Home Collection. Green materials and eco furnishings abound in the

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HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

HOK’s KAUST Library is at the Heart of the Largest LEED NC Platinum Project Ever Built

To date, KAUST is the largest LEED NC-Platinum project ever built and was done so at a rapid pace. The design team was tasked with building a contemporary work of architecture that would resonate with the

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UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

UBM Seeks LEED Platinum for New SF Office with ‘Me Space to We Space’ Design

United Business Media is seeking LEED Platinum for their new San Francisco Office, creating a change from a “Me Space to We Space” as they adapt their operations from print media to the new digital

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Historic Portland Building Revamped into LEED Platinum Mercy Corps Headquarters

Historic Portland Building Revamped into LEED Platinum Mercy Corps Headquarters

The Packer-Scott building was originally built in 1892, and has long been a landmark in Portland. In order to reflect the mission of Mercy Corps, THA restored and reused 75% the original structure. A new

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Dockside Green Phase 2 Tied As Highest Scoring LEED Building In The World!

Dockside Green Phase 2 Tied As Highest Scoring LEED Building In The World!

Perkins + Will recently celebrated their 75th anniversary as a firm, and is well-known for their green projects. In fact, Dockside Green Phase Two is their 100th certified LEED project, and combines

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Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Luxury Beachside Vicino House in SoCal Earns LEED Platinum

Overlooking the bluffs of Pacific Palisades, California, the ultra-sustainable Vicino House features 180-degree views of both the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. The original house, built in the

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KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes Unveil LEED Platinum KTLH1.5 House

LivingHomes recently added a brand new KieranTimberlake house to their growing collection of LEED Platinum residences. The KTLH1.5 joins LivingHomes' collection of over 10 homes (with three more

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Exclusive Photos: Inhabitat Tours the New LEED Platinum RMi2 Building in Colorado

Exclusive Photos: Inhabitat Tours the New LEED Platinum RMi2 Building in Colorado

The new headquarters is a place intended to create a solid footing for small companies to creatively develop their products and markets. Olexa Tkachenko, principle architect of the RMi2 building, gave me

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New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

New LEED Platinum Town Center Opens Up in Yountville, California

The town of Yountville, California is hoping to receive LEED Platinum certification for their brand new 10,000 square-feet town center. Designed by Siegal and Strain, the new structure places a high

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Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Seven private residences are surrounded by a screen wall and vegetation to form a visual an acoustic barrier for the residences. The units are arranged in a V-shape around an interior courtyard and

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LEED Platinum Student Village Opens at Bastyr University

LEED Platinum Student Village Opens at Bastyr University

Seattle-based CollinsWoerman has designed structures for Bastyr's Center for Natural Health (LEED certified) in the past, before undertaking the new student village project. With a unique layout and

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LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters

LEED Platinum Building Planned for AIA NC’s Headquarters

While rooftop gardens are fast becoming the norm in major cities like San Francisco and New York, the new headquarters of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects is bringing the

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